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  • Sharon's style missed [Commentary]

    Sharon's style missed [Commentary]
    Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
  • Israel unfairly portrayed as oppressor [Letter]

    Israel unfairly portrayed as oppressor [Letter]
    The letter by Tom Swiss ("Academic boycott of Israel is justified," Jan. 5), is a classic example of how a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. He paints the only democracy in the Middle East as "evil" because of its "oppression" of the Arabs. I...
  • Schumer puts Israel's interests first [Letter]

    Schumer puts Israel's interests first [Letter]
    The column "Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama" (Jan.19) by former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. ignores the real reason why U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes the nuclear peace deal between the West and Iran. Mr. Schumer has...
  • Anti-Semitic salute not all in fun [Commentary]

    Anti-Semitic salute not all in fun [Commentary]
    First it was the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that gave us a Bizarro swastika with its derivative logo. Now comes the inverted, spastic "quenelle" salute, a sort of reverse Heil Hitler, performed by pointing one arm toward the ground, palm down and...
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  • Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies

    Ariel Sharon, Israel's controversial, iron-willed former leader, dies
    Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85. Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
  • Maryland political, Jewish leaders reflect on Ariel Sharon

    Maryland political, Jewish leaders reflect on Ariel Sharon
    Maryland political and Jewish leaders reflected Saturday on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and said they found hope in the vision for peace in the Middle East that he outlined shortly before suffering a stroke in 2006. Sen....
  • Religion and statehood [Letter]

    Religion and statehood [Letter]
    As evidence of the Palestinians' reluctance to make peace with Israel, letter writer Michael Langbaum says that they "cannot even agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state" ("Sharon's strategy didn't work," Jan. 20). But why should Palestinians...
  • Synagogue looks to create eruv downtown

    Synagogue looks to create eruv downtown
    Isaac Hametz doesn't identify as an Orthodox Jew, and neither do many of the Jewish people living in downtown. But the 30-year-old was enlisted by the leader of Lloyd Street's B'nai Israel congregation for a singularly Orthodox quest: Determine how to...
  • Sharon's strategy didn't work [Letter]

    Sharon's strategy didn't work [Letter]
    Guy Ziv perceives an absence of strong leadership in current day Israel ("Sharon's style is missed," Jan. 16). He pines for the days of Ariel Sharon and criticizes current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as being weak and irresolute. Mr. Ziv longingly...
  • Remove the tyrants, wherever they may be [Letter]

    Editor: While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim...
  • Owner of proposed Bel Air Walmart site seeks review for nearby medical campus

    Owner of proposed Bel Air Walmart site seeks review for nearby medical campus
    Lawyers representing the owner of two Bel Air South properties that have figured prominently in a year-plus debate over future development in the area have asked a judge to review Harford County's recent approval of a site plan for a medical arts campus...